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The Technical Area 9/3/2015

Den Nelson of Auburn, IN USA asks...

What is the ruling on a Coach screaming at the top of his lungs 'instructions' to his HS Girls Varsity Team while they are playing?...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/31/2015

Zak of Dayton, OH USA asks...

I have a question about a play that happened during my game last weekend. Here are the events that occurred:
Team B defenders are pressed forward setting up an offside trap. Team A midfield plays a long through-ball. Streaking forward on Team ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/31/2015

Rick of Portage, MI United States asks...

This is my first year doing Boys High School and early in the season and the number of players taking dives and getting up yelling for calls is high. I've heard some refs say issue them a card for such blatant diving. I don't see anything that says...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/30/2015

Josh Patterson of Chicago, IL United States asks...


What is the proper way to restart play after a defender has been issued a cautioned for bringing down an opponent outside the 18? Team A did not request 10 yards, but while the referees were still explaining the call, team A res...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/26/2015

Patrick of Champlin, MN USA asks...

As I read the advice, the explanation about arms not applying when determining position seems restricted to determining the position of the attackers and non-goalkeeper defenders.

If I apply the more general advice that only playable parts o...

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Mechanics 8/12/2015

Sam of York, North Yorkshire England asks...

I'd like to ask a question about 'fair play goals'

Moving away from what's sporting and what isn't, what are the rules about a team surrendering a goal on purpose?

If a keeper did this for money to affect a betting market, then it w...

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Mechanics 8/10/2015

Nate of Spokane, Washington United States asks...

If a foul occurs that both causes an injury and warrants a card, should I show the card first or look at the injured player first?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/9/2015

Jack Smith of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Is the 'four Ds' advice binding on referees outside of the USA? I'm referring to the following positional paper:

I understand that in the Laws ...

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Other 8/7/2015

Jose of San Ramon, CA usa asks...

Maybe this is an inappropriate question to ask here, so feel free to ignore it if so, but what do you think the reason is for there being so few female soccer referees?

I referee in the Bay Area of California where soccer is basically THE sp...

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Other 8/6/2015

Dave Jones of JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA United States asks...

I would be interesting in DVDs, interactive CD/ROM or software that might be used for helping educate referees.

I have the DVD titled 'Improving Refereeing Skills - A compilation of programs to support referee training'. This DVD was prod...

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